Meghan Markle Returns To Work After Maternity Leave, Launches Charity Clothing Collection

Meghan Markle Just Revealed the Perfect £20 Work Dress From M&S

Duchess Meghan launches capsule collection for Smart Works charity

Meghan dressed smartly for her first day back at work wearing a fitted white shirt which was tucked into her pants.

Wearing a chic workwear look in a white blouse, tailored black trousers and a brown leather belt, Meghan wore a set of butterfly earrings that the Princess of Wales donned on a trip to Canada on May 3, 1986 - only a year after she gave birth to Meghan's husband, Prince Harry. The newly minted royal has already guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, and on Thursday she released a fashion collaboration to benefit Smart Works, a charity that provides unemployed women looking for jobs with clothing and coaching.

For every item purchased, another will be donated to Smart Works, a charity dedicated to helping unemployed women get back into the workplace.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London. Since the former actress met Prince Harry, we've seen her step out in many similar outfits - it's pretty evident the collection was inspired by her own wardrobe.

Meghan Markle is back! HRH The Duchess of Sussex commented; "Since moving to the United Kingdom, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact". Instead of using professional models, they worked with three women who had successfully found jobs with the help of Smart Works.

Smart Works dress at Marks & Spencer, $35.

Meghan also wanted to pick "traditional and quintessential British brands" that would resonate with Smart Works' clients and so chose John Lewis and M&S, and was drawn to Jigsaw because of an advertising campaign it launched that celebrated Britain's diversity. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good.

The launch was staged on the John Lewis sixth floor open-air terrace and Meghan met Smart Works volunteers, clients, and senior staff from the retailers involved.

Markle certainly knew who Princess Diana was before becoming a royal and, according to some reports, was even brought to tears as she watched the funeral on live television.

Meghan privately visited Smart Works several times before being named as its royal patron in January and has a long-standing commitment to supporting women's empowerment. "Sometimes, however, it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colors, not always the right stylistic choices or range of sizes", she explained.

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